Antonia Darder

Freire Scholar | Editor & Afterword

Antonia Darder is an internationally recognized scholar, who has authored and edited numerous books, including Culture and Power in the ClassroomReinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of LoveAfter Race: Racism After MulticulturalismA Dissident Voice, and Freire and Education. Her scholarship over three decades has sought to interrogate questions of inequalities and social exclusions in ways that make a critique of capitalism and class struggle central to her critical theory of cultural democracy and biculturalism. She has also been active in community struggles related to the eradication of poverty and racism, bilingual education, gender inequalityies, immigration rights, and community projects that seek to integrate art as a political force. Antonia holds the Leavey Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership at Loyola Marymount University and is Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She wrote the afterword for the book and has been an editor, mentor, coach, and source of stories and lessons.